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Deana Laflamme (2019-09-14)


Making a lot of money playing poker does not have to be a challenge. All it takes is a keen ability to read people, and knowing how and when to play certain hands. Do not be fooled although; watching poker shows on television will not provide you with these skills... in reality, it shall probably diminish whatever skills you started with. A great deal of you requested that we share our poker strategy with you when you saw the amount of money we were winning. As per your request, here's how we rake within the big bucks playing poker.

Be Water - Versatility

The very first thing we do is analyze the type of game we are playing. We will adapt our strategy based on whether it's a tournament, a no-limit Texas hold'em game, or a limit Texas hold'em game. If it isn't a tournament, we will look for online gambling games with medium sized blinds... usually something like 10/20 in no-limit games. People in these games often have bigger bankrolls, but aren't too poker savvy, that means they won't stop us from taking their cash. Poker takes a whole lot of practice to get good at (even with our strategy); so we practice with "play money" before playing with "real money". It's free, and most significantly gives us the ability to play against players that aren't garbage or too good. This really is what psychologists call the zone of proximal learning; meaning we are playing at a level set for optimal learning. We'll practice for at least half an hour before entering into real-money games.

Spot the Fish and Sharks

So for purpose of this tutorial lets say we have decided to play a 10/20 no limit game. We want to pick a poker room that we know has some fish in it, and few sharks. To figure this out, we will join several poker rooms (4-5) and just observe the games for a while. Fish are often easy to spot; they will play a great deal of hands, and rarely raise or bluff. A great deal of the time you will see them check-calling, or simply calling all the way to the river. Regularly, their chips will gradually be eaten up as a result of the way they play. Sharks alternatively will do a great deal of pre-flop raising, and be extra aggressive. Alternatively, they'll also bluff occasionally. If we spot a shark, we will probably leave that poker room.

Clean them out the smart way

Okay, so now that we have found the poker room that we are going to clean out. We will purchase the max buy-in. We do this because fish are easily intimidated, as well as a lot of the time they'll back out if we make a large enough bet. Starting off with a pocket pair 10/10 and above means we are raising pre-flop. Never go all-in preflop even though unless you're in a free tournament(we know you can make money this way, but even A/A can lose after the flop, and you will have no money left). If there are only a few of players in the pot after the flop, and we have the high pair, we will raise by just a little, just enough to try kicking some players out of the pot (this increases our odds to win). If we hit a set/flush/full house/straight/Quad after the flop we will put down a bet totaling 40% or more of the cash within the pot, depending of-course which hand we have. There is no way we can tell you what exactly to bet as a great deal of the time this comes by instinct. However, we do insist you learn poker odds, that can help in determining what to bet and what not to bet.

Take out the cash while you're ahead

Eventually, make sure you take out cash as you play. As an example, before entering a game, put together the total amount of cash you want to win within this particular game. For us, usually once we double our money we will withdraw the winnings. This way we're stopping ourselves from making foolish decisions. In addition, you should always set a stop loss; meaning set yourself the maximum amount you're willing to lose in a game. As soon as you lose this money (we are hoping you don't), leave immediately - no ifs, ands or buts.



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